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White peppercorn

White peppercorn
 is an ingredient used in Indian cooking
Also known as: 
Safed mirchi

Fruit of the pepper plant, white peppercorns are processed differently from black pepper. White peppercorn is the inner seed of the dried black peppercorns. White pepper tastes hotter than the black variant. It can turn stale and bitter faster than black pepper  

Commonly used in: 
Used in light-coloured dishes for aesthetic reasons

Health benefit: 
White peppercorn help prevent the formation of intestinal gas

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